This is THEA.
She is a Mountain Feist. She is 4 yrs old and came to us from a hoarding situation in March of 2011 . She had pups with her but once they were weaned they each found a loving furever home.
We always have people ask
“What is a Mountain Feist?”
When they decide that it is time to sleep, they definitely will do so, curling up on an owner’s lap and sleeping soundly. If a lap is not provided they are happy to lay at your feet or in a nice bed.
Recently we were at a Cancer Fundraiser called Bark in the Park. Thea won
3rd place for Cutest pet! She crawled her way to the hearts of many.
The Mountain Feist are easy to groom. An occasional combing and brushing to remove dead hair is all it needs.
Feist dogs (also spelled in different regions and time periods “fice” or “fyce”) were here decades if not centuries before Rat Terriers were brought to America. Feist may not be widely known, but it is not a new dog.
Written accounts of the dogs go back centuries to a poem by Abraham Lincoln (“The Bear Hunt”) and George Washington’s diary. A feist dog is also featured in William Faulkner’s “Go Down Moses”.
Oct is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month